Wichita, KS (March 31st) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, are excited to announce a new partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation for this Saturday's game against the Brampton Beast.
The NWTF, founded in 1973, is one of the leaders in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. They have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America — from a mere 30,000 in the entire United States to more than 7 million across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The team will be wearing special camo uniforms that will be auctioned off after the game with the proceeds benefitting the national non-profit organization. There will also be a booth set up on the concourse for fans to learn more about NWTF and a chance to enter a raffle to win some terrific prizes. The prizes include:
-Turkey Hunting Package• Ameristep Ground Blind• Avian X Turkey Decoys• NWTF Turkey Hunting Vest• Fuel Custom Calls Slate Turkey call (Local Business)• Mossberg Turkey Thug 12 Gauge Shotgun
-All inclusive Canadian Bear Hunt in Quebec• 5 Days• All inclusive food and lodging• Also guided fishing
-All Inclusive Michigan Upper Peninsula Fishing Trip• 6 Nights/5 Days• All inclusive food and lodging• Remote backwater areas where they guarantee you will hook a monster!
Raffle tickets are $20 each or $50, which gets you into each drawing, and can be purchased during the game at the booth. Volunteers from the federation will also be selling chuck-a-pucks leading up to second intermission. Fans can also get a discounted ticket price by using the code NWTF125 with a portion of the ticket going back to NWTF. Visit here to learn more about the new “Save the Habit, Save the Hunt.” initiative. NASCAR superstar Kasey Kahne's #5 Great Clips show car will also be at the game for fans to get pictures with outside of Entrance A.
Wichita returns to action on Wednesday night against Allen at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday is Fan Appreciation Night. Fans can find free upper level buy-in vouchers at local businesses around town including Kwik Shop, Wendy's, Lamar's, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers and Arby's.
Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com. About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.